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Every summer, the Tivoli Ballet Theatre stages a broad, varied repertoire in the Pantomime Theatre

These span genres from pantomime to classical ballets, fairy tale ballets and modern works. The performances are staged by our in-house choreographers or by selected Danish and international guest choreographers.

The theatre's unique collection of pantomimes dates back over 200 years, while the tradition of ballets on the theatre's sloping stage started in 1911. Three character dancers are affiliated with the Tivoli Ballet Theatre, and their specific task is to continue this unique tradition.

The repertoire of classical ballets varies from small productions to large-scale classics squeezed into 30-minute performances. The 2014 production of La Sylphide – a work by August Bournonville, staged and adapted by Artistic Director Peter Bo Bendixen – is an example of a large-scale ballet that can be modified for this beautiful old theatre.  
The fairy tale ballets are often freely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen stories, and since 2001, Queen Margrethe II has been affiliated with the company as set designer. To date she has created décor and costumes for six fairy tale ballets, which are continuously being revived.

Modern works include Accordion Stories by guest choreographer Tim Rushton (Danish Dance Theatre), Warm Up #19 by Stacey Denham (Hamburg), Homeless Love by Tim Makiakis and Sebastian Kloborg (The Royal Danish Ballet) and A Time There Was by Michael Corder (UK).

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